Starting off strong

Patriot girls soccer off to 6-1 start on the season.


Senior Audrey Goodyear clears the ball down the field during a recent game. Photo by Tatum Nelson.

Spring sports are now in full swing and there are high hopes for the 2023 girls’ varsity soccer season.

Last year the girls’ record was 14-7.

Parkway South lost 4 impactful seniors but should be able to fill their roles this upcoming season, according to senior forward Quinn Warmbrodt.

Senior Captain Lilli Mitchell talks about her hopes for the upcoming season. 

“Win our district games during the season and advance in the district tournament at the end,” she said.

This year’s lineup is loaded with talent including seniors Audrey Goodyear, Madi Geisler, Kate Johnson, and Sophie Steinmetz. All of these athletes have committed to play at the college level. 

Senior Captain Audrey Goodyear talks about the team’s chemistry. 

“I want us to win a district game as girls’ soccer hasn’t won one in over a decade. I hope we will have a positive team environment and good team chemistry that will help us win games,” she said. 

Senior goalie Madi Geisler has dominated this year with a 89% save percentage. She talks about the chemistry within the program. 

“I think there will be a huge change next year for the younger girls, as a team with 14 seniors that are very close. There is lots of skill in the younger girls, but not as big of a connection we have. It’s our last year and we will make the best out of it,” she said.  

The girls are off to a hot start with a 6-1 record. Sophomore forward Sofi Maloney is leading the team with 5 goals so far this season. Last year she scored 6 goals all season as a freshman. 

Junior Captain Cate Sato said she’s most excited about the upcoming game against rival Parkway West. The Patriots will take on the Longhorns on April 28 at West. The Longhorns are 0-9 on the year. The Patriots also face rival Cor Jesu on May 3.  

“I am excited to play West because they make me so mad and I want to beat them this year,” Sato said. 

Most of these girls have played soccer since they were little kids. Senior midfielder Hailey Singen talked about her soccer experience. 

I started playing soccer in Kindergarten,” she said.

Goodyear said the girls are united this year with a common goal, 

I think this year, with as many seniors as we have, we will have more success and a better team bond. We have been playing together for the past 4 years and I think it being our last season has us coming in with a positive and competitive attitude. We all want to win.”